Friday, February 21, 2014

Taking the EPP-PLunge

Okay, okay!! You convinced me!  It's on my bucket list of quilting for this year, and I had little kits from Blank Quilting, had the knowledge (thanks to blogs and a lesson with Christine).  So, while I was waiting for the fabric for the 2 pirate shirts to dry, I got out the kits and needle and thread, and tried making my very first Hexi flower.

 (Side note about the fabrics:  I got Moda Bella solids for these shirts, and wanted to preshrink the fabric before making clothes.  That makes the customer's care of the shirts easier, as he's assured it won't shrink or bleed colors.  I am HOOKED on Bella!  The color catchers added to the wash were still white.  No bleeding, and very few wrinkles. I had 5 yards of Christmas Green, and 5 yards of Admiral blue.  I"m sure these shirts will be great.  I'm going to make sure I use Moda as often as possible from now on.  So much better than the stuff I got at JoAnn's.)

I don't enjoy hand sewing that much.  My fingers get numb holding the needle, plus my vision is not that wonderful yet, so detail sewing is not something I do often.  But this was fun and cute.

And yes, I have a second kit ready to sew, and 2 more planned.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these yet, but I'll let you know when I figure that out.  I do have the Accuquilt GO! hexagon die, so I've used the shape with machine sewing.  I do prefer that, but these little flowers are cute.

Check one more thing off the Quilting Bucket list.
Linking up with Life Under Quilts

If you do EPP, you may want to check out Jessica's blog and her book.  She's a sweetheart!

1 comment:

Pamela said...

The label on the package is right! It is addicting and contagious. Your first flower is very cute.